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Leviathan Wakes | [James S.A. Corey]

Leviathan Wakes

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.
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Publisher's Summary

James S.A. Corey delivers compelling SF that ranks with the best in the field. In Leviathan Wakes, ice miner Jim Holden is making a haul from the rings of Saturn when he and his crew encounter an abandoned ship, the Scopuli. Uncovering a terrifying secret, Jim bears the weight of impending catastrophe. At the same time, a detective has been hired by well-heeled parents to find a missing girl, and the investigator’s search leads him right to the Scopuli.

©2011 Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“… kickass space opera.” (George R.R. Martin)

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    Alex2000 Canada 06-18-15
    Alex2000 Canada 06-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Engaging Story, disappointing narrator"
    How could the performance have been better?

    I am very surprised at the high rating others have given the narrator.

    The male characters all sound the same! In a book with hard boiled detectives, and military men, and people from Mars (who are actually described as having a Texas twang) you would think that a professional narrator wouldn't have much difficulty coming up with a set of voices to differentiate the characters.

    But no. He delivers all the lines straight, in his own voice, which sounds like..... your high-school English teacher. Perfectly pleasant, but out of place here! I realize that every Narrator can't be Dick Hill, but come on....


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator really took away from my enjoyment of the book. I will buy the rest of the series, but the old fashioned way: Paperback.

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    Bill Little Chute, WI, United States 06-18-15
    Bill Little Chute, WI, United States 06-18-15
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    "Enjoyed it."

    I enjoyed it and will pick up the rest of the series while I wait for B. Sanderson and P. Rothfuss to release their next tomes.

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    Mark PEORIA, AZ, United States 06-15-15
    Mark PEORIA, AZ, United States 06-15-15 Member Since 2013

    [RATT]LandShark

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    "Good writing, good characters, good plot"

    Nice to see such a solid piece of writing. I really liked both the characters and the writing. Very professional, very good imagery. I couldn't ask for more in a novel.

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    David Parkhurst Northwoods, Mn. 06-11-15
    David Parkhurst Northwoods, Mn. 06-11-15

    Mystery Buffoon

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    "Space opera!"

    Works fairly well as a stand alone, not sure if I will listen to the rest of series. Narrative was good story was ok.

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    Andrew Maspeth, NY, United States 06-02-15
    Andrew Maspeth, NY, United States 06-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "slow build but after first few chapters really tak"

    The initial part of the book was a little slow since it jumped around between character; however, after that it picked up and I found the story intriguing and much more energized. very interested to see what the syfy channel does with this as a television series.

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    Amazon Customer Minneapolis, MN 05-26-15
    Amazon Customer Minneapolis, MN 05-26-15 Member Since 2002
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    "Starts slow, but totally worth the wait"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Leviathan Wakes to be better than the print version?

    I almost stopped listening several times in the first few hours of the book. Grip me it did not.

    Yet I am thrilled that I stuck it out, because the book got better, and the series is wonderful.

    I am captivated by the characters, the story arc, and the storytelling now that I am deep into the world these authors have created.

    Bottom line: if you aren't captured quickly, don't worry. It is worth the wait.


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    Dana 05-19-15
    Dana 05-19-15
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    "Good start!"
    Would you listen to Leviathan Wakes again? Why?

    Probably not. I liked it, but it's not one of my all time favourites.


    What about Jefferson Mays’s performance did you like?

    I love his voice. It never bothers me. And it changes pitch perfectly for all the characters - it's subtle, yet effective.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I think a had a few hearty laughs at various points.


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    Hugh Charlotte, NC, USA 05-16-15
    Hugh Charlotte, NC, USA 05-16-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Couldn't get traction..."

    One of those books that I just couldn't "get going" with. The story unfolds like audio molasses...it continues to look like we might be headed to an interesting place and get some traction, but after 3 hours in...it was all still anticipatory. The narrator was decent, but there is only so much he could do with a less than exciting story.

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    Greg Hampton 05-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Trilogy Intro"

    Great Sci-fi story,but not recommended for younger listeners due to language. Some of the space flight science seems a little off, but if you ignore that, it's a fun listening experience. Very well narrated.

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    R. A. Robidou Seattle, WA 04-25-15
    R. A. Robidou Seattle, WA 04-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Meh"

    Narrator was fine. Some more variance in delivery for different characters may have been nice. Story isn't very original. Emotionally flat for me. Tempo felt off.

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